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              February 2020 Release

              List of titles published from 26 January to 25 February 2020.

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              Corporate Power in Australian Democracy: Do the 1% Rule?
               

              Corporate Power in Australian Democracy: Do the 1% Rule? (EPUB ebook)

              By Edwards, Lindy

              Trust in Australian democracy has more than halved over the last decade, from 86% in 2007 to 41% in 2018. Part of this erosion of trust stems from a belief that big business has too much power. Community concerns have sparked major campaigns for a federal anti-corruption body and... political donations reform. People are concerned that politicians are privileging the concerns of their mates in big business over the community or the public good. This book sets out to test the evidence for these public fears, considering mining companies and the mining tax; the banks and the financial advice scandals; Telstra and the NBN; News Ltd and media reform; Coles and Woolies versus the farmers; and attempts by government to reform contract laws and laws on the abuse of market power. It asks if the major corporates are disproportionately winning in our political debates? And if so, why?
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              ISBN 9781925835441
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              Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
              Publisher NewSouth Books
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              Sky Swimming: Reflections on auto/biography, people and place
               

              Sky Swimming: Reflections on auto/biography, people and place (EPUB ebook)

              By Martin, Sylvia

              Late afternoon. An isolated lagoon, water glassy, teeming with birdlife-black swans, ducks, a pelican. Sunset begins to tint the sky. I point the camera at the water to catch the clouds reflected there just as a solitary duck swims into view. Everything in the photograph is famil...iar yet the effect is entirely strange. The duck is swimming across the sky...' The reflections in Sky Swimming can be read as meditations on the enigmas of love, family, ageing, memory, home and belonging. At its heart is a mudbrick house built by two women on an ancient lava flow in the Warrumbungle Mountains, circling back to a childhood filled with music in Melbourne and an early career in the theatre. It fans out across the world to a family mystery in The Netherlands of the 1950s and a friendship in Montreal in the 1990s. Reflections on the process of writing feminist biography are included and the women from Martin's biographies thread their way through the narrative alongside the people who have helped shape her life, often in unexpected directions.
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              ISBN 9781760801236
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              Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
              Publisher UWA Publishing
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              A Lesser Species of Homicide: Death, drivers and the law
               

              A Lesser Species of Homicide: Death, drivers and the law (PDF ebook)

              By King, Kerry

              There has been a dearth of longitudinal attention to the prosecution of 'road traffic deaths' in Australia and worldwide, surprising given more than 50 million people have died or been killed to date. Globally, the 'road toll' is estimated at 1.35 million per year. Almost all of ...those deaths are attributable to some form of human error. A Lesser Species of Homicide examines the shifting nexus where human error, fault, act or omission meet the question of criminal liability. In the first study of its kind in the world, Kerry King examines how parliaments, prosecutors, police and the courts have responded to deaths occasioned by the use of motor vehicles from the mid-twentieth century to the present, including the extent to which the community and judiciary have been prepared to label driving conduct culpable. She explores how our weddedness to the residual notion of 'accident', to speed, drink-driving, risk, masculinity and the broader driving culture, have intersected with the tenets of intention, negligence, dangerousness and carelessness to affect judgments about drivers' conduct. Drawing on hundreds of cases, King carefully traces the construction of offences and case law while observing key emerging themes, including approaches to multiple fatalities, outcomes in cases involving vulnerable road users, the difficulties with prosecuting intoxicated drivers and, most importantly, trends in charging standards and sentencing. For rigour, one Australian jurisdiction, Western Australia, has been chosen as the site of inquiry, yet there is little evidence to suggest that the trends explored herein are peculiar or exceptional. The status quo elsewhere in Australia and overseas appears remarkably similar. A Lesser Species of Homicide seeks to explore how and why deaths on the road have been treated as a species apart.
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              ISBN 9781760800871
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              Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
              Publisher UWA Publishing
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              Corporate Power in Australian Democracy: Do the 1% Rule?
               

              Corporate Power in Australian Democracy: Do the 1% Rule? (PDF ebook)

              By Edwards, Lindy

              Trust in Australian democracy has more than halved over the last decade, from 86% in 2007 to 41% in 2018. Part of this erosion of trust stems from a belief that big business has too much power. Community concerns have sparked major campaigns for a federal anti-corruption body and... political donations reform. People are concerned that politicians are privileging the concerns of their mates in big business over the community or the public good. This book sets out to test the evidence for these public fears, considering mining companies and the mining tax; the banks and the financial advice scandals; Telstra and the NBN; News Ltd and media reform; Coles and Woolies versus the farmers; and attempts by government to reform contract laws and laws on the abuse of market power. It asks if the major corporates are disproportionately winning in our political debates? And if so, why?
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              ISBN 9781925835434
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              Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
              Publisher NewSouth Books
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              Who's Afraid of International Law?
               

              Who's Afraid of International Law? (EPUB ebook)

              Edited by Simpson, Gerry

              Is there such a thing as an 'international law' of which to be afraid? Can international law be seen as a coherent set of norms? Or is it, rather, something experienced radically differently by different individuals and groups in different parts of the world? And what do the diff...erent sets of international law seek to change or justify today? In Who's Afraid of International Law? Raimond Gaita and six other noted authorities in this field respond to Gaita's invitation to explore ways in which international law constitutes a certain way of talking and being; one that might have both ameliorative and malign effects. The result is an extended and rich conversation about international law's aspirations and limitations, its nuances and rigidities, achievements and failures, relevance and irrelevance.
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              ISBN 9781925377439
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              Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
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              Jane in Love
                

              Jane in Love (EPUB ebook)

              By Givney, Rachel

              'Artfully written and engaging, Jane in Love is a lively effusion of wit and humour.' - Graeme Simsion At age twenty-eight, Jane Austen should be seeking a suitable husband, but all she wants to do is write. She is forced to take extreme measures in her quest to find true love - ...which lands her in the most extraordinary of circumstances. Magically, she finds herself in modern-day England, where horseless steel carriages line the streets and people wear very little clothing. She forms a new best friend in fading film star Sofia Wentworth, and a genuine love interest in Sofia's brother Fred, who has the audacity to be handsome, clever and kind-hearted. She is also delighted to discover that she is now a famous writer, a published author of six novels and beloved around the globe. But as Jane's romance with Fred blossoms, her presence in the literary world starts to waver. She must find a way to stop herself disappearing from history before it's too late. A modern-day reimagining of the life of one of the world's most celebrated writers, this wonderfully witty romantic comedy offers a new side to Jane's story, which sees her having to choose between true love in the present and her career as a writer in the past. 'Rachel Givney's Jane in Love is everything I wanted it to be and more. It is a delightful modern-day reimagining of Jane Austen's life, full of rich and nuanced characters... It's one of those books that you finish and then want to shout about to everyone who will listen... Givney has created a modern classic, with all the charm and wit we love about Austen in a gorgeous modern England setting. You'll not be disappointed in this fun, delightful and completely entertaining read. I can only hope we get a movie one day!' - Better Reading 'Jane in Love is pure romp with the playful spirit of fanfic. Rachel Givney is a screenwriter with a highly developed understanding of plot structure and narrative drive, and there are some hilarious scenes as Jane comes to term
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              ISBN 9781760144548
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              Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              Money School: Become financially independent and reclaim your life
                

              Money School: Become financially independent and reclaim your life (EPUB ebook)

              By Filipich, Lacey

              'Time poor' is the catch-cry of our era, and yet end-of-life retirement means we have an average of two decades of feeling time rich to look forward to . . . when we're old. How arse-about is that? But there is an alternative to working your butt off for decades and retiring when... you're worn out: it's called financial independence, and it means being able to cover life's essentials and afford the luxuries you want without having to turn up to a job each day. Imagine: the freedom and flexibility to work if, when and where you like, go travelling, spend time with family or start that business you've been dreaming of. And with enough time and a way to earn, it's achievable for most people through the power of passive income. Lacey Filipich knows because she's done it herself - and has been teaching the strategies and steps for financial independence for a decade through her education company, Money School. Now, she'll teach you all her tried-and-true lessons for redesigning your personal finances to create the life you really want. From maximising your income and cutting costs without big sacrifice, to property, shares and retirement funds, Money School explains exactly how to build a passive income that will completely change your life. Take control of how you spend your time and money to make them work for you - and get on the fast track to being financially independent and time rich.
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              ISBN 9781760144906
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              Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Case of the Drowned Pearl: A Murder Most Unladylike Mini-Mystery: World Book Day 2020
                

              The Case of the Drowned Pearl: A Murder Most Unladylike Mini-Mystery: World Book Day 2020 (EPUB ebook)

              By Stevens, Robin

              A thrilling mini Murder Most Unladylike mystery, specially written and published for World Book Day 2020. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are best friends, schoolgirls - and detectives. And wherever they go, mysteries will find them... While on a seaside holiday with their friends Geo...rge and Alexander, the Detective Society discover the body of famous swimmer Antonia Braithwaite - nicknamed The Pearl - on the beach. Everyone presumes that she drowned accidentally - but how could such a famous swimmer have struggled to swim?Even more mysteriously, three guests at the girls' hotel all wanted Antonia dead... Can the Detective Society solve this mystery? Or will they sink under the pressure? Praise for the Murder Most Unladylike mysteries: 'This is that rare thing: a series that gets better with every book' Telegraph 'Thrilling' Guardian 'A total delight' Metro
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              ISBN 9780241427323
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              Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 9-11 years
              Series Murder Most Unladylike Mystery
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              Letters on Motherhood
                

              Letters on Motherhood (EPUB ebook)

              By Fletcher, Giovanna

              The brand new Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller from the No.1 bestselling author and podcast host of Happy Mum Happy Baby, all about her experiences of motherhoodLetters on Motherhood is a collection of heartfelt and deeply poignant letters written by Giovanna to her three young so...ns Buzz, Buddy and Max, husband, Tom, and the family and friends who have inspired and supported her to become the mother that she is today.In this beautiful book, she shares the funny and moving personal tales of her own family life, peppered throughout with her poignant family photos bringing her stories to life.Never one to glamorise the idea of a perfect family, Giovanna writes about the priceless highs and the challenging lows as she talks about the deeper universal truths of parenting including: u Coping with mum guilt u Finding a work/family life balance u Positive body image u Rediscovering a sense of identity u A parent's hopes, fears and expectations for their child's futureHonest, heartwarming and hilarious, Giovanna's musings on motherhood are both a joy and a comfort, paying testament to the power of family, even in difficult and challenging times.With stories parents everywhere can relate to, Letters on Motherhood is the perfect gift for mums. Praise for Giovanna Fletcher 'Touching, wise and at times very funny' - Heat 'Her trademark humour and honesty remind us that positivity is key to making it as a mum' - OK
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              ISBN 9780241398609
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              Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              Sri Lankans' Views on English in the Colonial and Post-Colonial Eras
               

              Sri Lankans' Views on English in the Colonial and Post-Colonial Eras (PDF ebook – 1st edition)

              By Subathini Ramesh, Dr.; Wong, Mitali P.

              This book evaluates the views of different ethnic groups towards the English language in Sri Lanka for a period of almost two centuries. While a few studies have addressed the subject of English in Sri Lanka in a general way, there has been no research showing the specifics of En...glish usage in the major ethnic communities of the country. This text considers notions and attitudes towards English that prevail in Sri Lanka today among writers, language planners, teachers and students, habitual s...
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              ISBN 9781527547209
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              Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
              Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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